First zero jobs report since 1945. Some media outlets are expressing the news as employers added zero jobs leaving an impression it was a willful act not to hire workers rather than a consequence of a moribund economy. Maybe the media will crank up the noise about CEO’s big paychecks and corporations not paying taxes. What’s a President to do if obstinate employers just won’t hire people?

August jobs report: Hiring grinds to a halt

About 14 million Americans remain unemployed and 42.9% of them have been out of work more than six months.

Another 2.6 million people were considered “marginally attached” to the workforce in August. They wanted and were available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the last year, but were not counted in the unemployment figures because they weren’t actively searching for a job in August.
Overall, the so-called underemployment rate, which includes those people, as well as people who want to work full-time but are forced to work part-time, rose to 16.2%.

The last time the government reported exactly zero jobs added in a month was in February 1945.

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  1. […] don’t let the latest jobs report — zero jobs created for the first time since 1945, by the way (see? Obama really is just like Roosevelt!) — concern you: it’s really […]

  2. pochitatwo says:

    No talk stream
    No chat what’s up?

  3. kwilder says:

    And… U need to realize that these are ‘reported’ jobs numbers for the month. Which means they were a lot worse, i.e. June & July were ‘adjusted’ down 57k, which means the ‘reported’ numbers over the past two months were off. We’ll see how far off these numbers are when next month’s report comes out.

  4. Ayeboots says:

    Post WWII was a tough recession and recovery period. The allies all suffered from
    over extension and conversion to peacetime employment – some taking longer than
    others. But it was that post WWII economy that turned around an brought world wide
    peace and prosperity. Abomination has brought industry everywhere to it’s knees. Kick the Bastard out and lets move on.

  5. Maynard says:

    This could be good news. The previous jobs nadir hit us as America wound down her war against the Nazis. Could this low point indicate that Obama is winding down his war against America?

  6. IslandLibertarian says:

    “He’s the MAN
    with a plan!
    Got a counterfeit dollar in his hand.
    He’s Mistra know it all!”

    ‘ Been calling him ZerObama since 2007!

  7. dennisl59 says:

    And here I bought all of these shirts with Green Collars, ’cause El Presidente’ said he was going to create Green Jobs and the dress code required them. Dang It!

  8. Trish S says:

    When Tammy does the live Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Thursday for Its speech, will it be available as a podcast? I’m going to miss it, and I’ve never heard Tammy do MS3000. I love MS3000, and that truly is the only way to approach the DB’s speech! I don’t know if those types of events are made into podcasts. What is the protocol here, fellow TAMS? 🙂

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